Nutrition Assessment: Clinical and Research Applications Course

Credits: 25
Course Expiration: March 1, 2022
Professional Approvals: CDR, NCBDE
Availability:Currently Available
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Brush up on nutrition research skills, understanding of existing research and recommendations with this extensive and detailed course.

Over half of Americans have one or more preventable chronic diseases that are often are linked to poor nutrition and inactivity. This course is a valuable resource for RDNs and clinicians interested in understanding the basis of existing nutrition research and recommendations, learning how to acquire the skills to identify nutrition problems, develop research questions and study hypotheses, design nutrition interventions, and communicate evidence-based nutrition information to patients. It is also helpful for anyone involved in nutrition research, anyone who are interested in developing a research project in the future.

The required reading text book is divided into six sections and guides the clinician though the nutrition assessment process including counseling and health coaching styles. The case studies and learning portfolio at the end of each chapter provide an interactive learning environment. The reader is encouraged to review the learning portfolio included in the book to enhance their understanding of the material prior to completing the CPE exam.

Course includes hard copy book and 1 certificate.

Already have the book? Under “Product Options”, simply choose “Additional Certificate” to purchase the CPE self-study program.

"This is a treasure-trove of nutrition knowledge that includes chapter specific study questions and resources along with suggested activities to reinforce learning."
- Jane Bennett, MS, RDN, CD
Nutrition Assessment: Clinical Research Applications
"This is an excellent review course for nutrition assessment, the NCP process, and NFPE. It provides a multitude of resources for any practitioner considering a research project."
- JoAnne Genest, RDN, CSG
Nutrition Assessment: Clinical and Research Applications

After completing this continuing education course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Examine the role of nutrition screening and assessment in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease.
  2. Describe the strengths and limitations of the study approaches generally used in nutrition research.
  3. Discuss the ethical considerations and appropriate guidelines for conducting nutrition research.
  4. Describe the guidelines established by government agencies designed to encourage optimal food selection and healthy eating habits in the United States.
  5. Compare and contrast the methods commonly used to measure food and nutrient intake.
  6. Explain the value of national health and nutrition monitoring and surveillance.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate methods for measuring, monitoring and evaluating body composition and nutritional needs (determining energy, fluid and protein needs).
  8. Describe the role of diet and lifestyle in preventing and /or treating chronic diseases such as cardiovascular, diabetes, and obesity.
  9. Employ applicable technology in nutrition research and clinical practice.
  10. Define effective interviewing skills and counseling methods used in nutrition research and clinical practice.
  11. Discuss the importance of the global nutrition agenda.

This course is intended for: RDNs, NDTRs, and CDEs

CDR Activity Number: 146930    Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: 2

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes:

  • 3010 Assessment methodology
  • 3020 Assessment of target groups and populations
  • 9050 Evaluation and application of research
  • 9060 Research development and design

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 6.2.2 Demonstrates knowledge of research instruments and tools (e.g. surveys, interview tools) to support research initiatives.
  • 6.3.11 Applies research/evidenced-based findings to improve practice, service delivery and health and nutrition of customers.
  • 6.3.5 Identifies and designs appropriate research instruments or tools.
  • 8.1.1 Interprets and applies evidence-based comparative standards for determining nutritional needs.

Note: Numerous other CDR Learning Needs Codes and Performance Indicators may apply.

This self-study course includes required reading, a downloadable course document and an online exam with multiple choice, case study based questions. This course exam includes 117 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: Nutrition Assessment: Clinical and Reserach Applications written by Nancy Munoz, DCN, MHA, RDN, FAND and Melissa Bernstein, PhD, RD, LD, FAND.

The text/book associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles which they will apply in taking a case-study based exam. Neither the authors nor the publishers of the text/book have contributed to or endorsed this course.


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